Joy James Teacher Receives Coveted Award
Joy James Teacher Receives Coveted Award
Posted on 02/15/2013
Dr. Jill Matson w/Jack Harvey Fellowship AwardAs a tribute to the memory of well-respected, master teacher Jack Harvey, the Jack Harvey Fellowship Award for Exemplary Teachers has been established at Weatherford College to recognize commendable teachers in the College’s service area.

Joy James Elementary’s very own Teacher of the Year, Dr. Jill Matson, was selected to receive this award on Friday, January 25, 2013. Dr. Matson is an exemplary educator because she consistently provides a nurturing environment in her classroom. Children of all backgrounds and abilities are able to experience success in her classroom.

Building and maintaining relationships with students, parents, and other professionals is the hallmark of Dr. Matson’s approach to education. She reaches out to students in her classroom; finding the strengths in each one and helping each child feel valued and important.
She also helps parents connect with our school and realize their role in the education of their children.  Other educators are influenced by modeling her belief that we are each responsible for the education and well-being of all the children on our campus.

Dr. Matson is a person of integrity, compassion, and determination,and she makes a positive difference in the lives of every student, parent, and fellow educator within her realm of influence.